A5M + COSMEDICON present Skin Health Workshop



Gut health has an enormous impact on all aspects of everyday life including our physical appearance. Our digestive health is the pivotal point in the function of the human body, affecting our skin, its hydration, ageing and function. Systemic inflammation & nutritional deficiency contribute to the vast majority of skin problems and its ability to recovery from sun damage, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and premature ageing. 

This comprehensive workshop will give you the opportunity to understand the connection between gut health balance and the prevention of skin disorders and ageing. You will examine the roles of genetics, epigenetics, detoxification, hormone balance and digestive function in terms of skin health; with a focus on strategies for achieving optimal skin health.


  • Diet, lifestyle and environment interacting with the genome and microbiome
  • Nutrition: The Link to Optimum Skin and Gut Health
  • The Gut-Skin Connection - Using the GI Map to assess the Gut-Skin Axis
  • The importance of the Gut Health and the Impact of Stress on skin conditions like Acne, Hyperpigmentation, Rosacea, Eczema and Ageing
  • Metabolic disorders, chronic diseases and the impact on Aesthetics
  • New frontiers, novel products & topical approaches in skin health
  • Case Studies: How to take a systemic approach to your clients' health and skin
  • Q & A Panel Discussions

Join us for this integral workshop designed to provide you with a framework for a holistic approach to repairing both the body and skin and achieving realistic outcomes for your patients.
Our expert panel of presenters will teach you how to integrate these strategies into your clinic environment.

WHEN: Thursday 5th March 2020
WHERE: InterContinental Double Bay, 33 Cross Street Double Bay 2028, Sydney Australia
TIME: 8.45am-5.30pm

*This event is open to A5M members and also licensed healthcare professionals, qualified allied health practitioners and aesthetic medicine practitioners.


Nutritional Biochemist & Registered Nutritionist (NSA)

PhD (Neurobiochemistry), Master of Nutrition Medicine, MSc (Clinical Biochemistry), Dip ACN, BSc (Biomedical Sciences)

Dr Rhona Creegan is an integrative health specialist with extensive experience in clinical biochemistry, molecular genetics and nutrition. She understands the health challenges faced by many and continually strives to help people regain their health. The field of personalised, integrative medicine has been gaining momentum in recent years and operates adjunct to conventional medicine to optimise health. Dr Creegan is a specialist in addressing complex health issues including: gut health, food sensitivities, mood disorders, toxicity and detoxification, methylation, hormone imbalances, metabolic disorders.

Naturopath & Nutritionist

ND, Master Human Nutrition, Bachelor Health Science (Comp Med), Adv Dip Naturopathy, Dip Nutrition, Dip Herbal Medicine

Lea McIntyre is the Technical Marketing at Designs for Health Australia.
Lea has 19 years' experience as a qualified naturopath, herbalist and nutritionist.
In her clinical practice she specialises in paediatric health, and gut health.

Compounding Pharmacist & Integrative Medicine Practitioner

BPharm, PCCA, ABAAHP, IFM (Compounding), ACAAM

Mary-Louise has practised as a retail and compounding pharmacist for the past 30 years. She is an Anti-Ageing and Integrative Medicine Practitioner, combining nutraceuticals (vitamins and nutrition), hormones and pain management. Mary-Louise is certified under both the Australasian Certification in Anti-Ageing Medicine (ACAAM) run by A5M and the American Board of Anti-Ageing Health Practitioners (ABAAHP). She has also trained with the PCCA focusing on natural hormones and nurturing her passion for bespoke medicine and cutting-edge technology to create wellness.

Compounding Pharmacist & Integrative Medicine Practitioner


Cheryl is a Compounding Pharmacist and Holistic Pharmacist, who moved to New Zealand from Zimbabwe over 16 years ago, having gained her Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours degree from Rhodes University, South Africa. Cheryl has a passion for creating wellness. Working with clients to get to the root cause of their illness and be the best that they can be. Being at the learning front with A5M, ACNEM, A4M, AIMA, MMI, PCCA and IFM for the last 13yrs developing a skill base to shift from disease management to creating wellness with intent. After many years working as Technical Manager and Clinical advisor to one of the leading Compounding Pharmacies in New Zealand, working closely with doctors and patients, Cheryl is now a consulting compounding pharmacist with The Compounding Lab, Brisbane and consulting in New Zealand as The Holistic Pharmacist, where the focus is simply "Creating Wellness". 

Cosmetic Physician & Integrative Medicine Practitioner


Aparne is a UWA (1994) graduate who has specialist qualifications in General Practice and Aerospace Medicine. Aparna completed her certification in Anti-Ageing Medicine with A5M in 2017 (ACAAM). Her special interest is women's health and management of fatigue, weightloss and hormonal disturbances such as thyroid disorders and menopause. She is experienced in the use of bio-identical hormones and supplements to restore normal physiology and has an interest in cosmetic medicine including dermal therapy, Intravenous Vitamin therapy, cosmetic laser procedures, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections.

Naturopath & Educator

Adv Dip Nat, ACNT

Miguel is a passionate Naturopath, known for helping, educating and supporting clients as they endeavour to improve their health. Originally from Portugal, he moved to Australia to pursue his passion for Complementary Medicine, he finished his studies in Naturopathy, at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies. 
Before his current role at Regul8, Miguel worked in the Health industry for over 9 years, gaining unparalleled experience in that space. While his working engagements have taken him around Australia, is proud to call Sydney home.


At Designs for Health Australia our mission is to help integrative medicine practitioners and their patients to thrive. We are committed to delivering high-quality practitioner only nutrition and herbal supplements to the Australian practitioner market.

Our guiding philosophy 'science first', is demonstrated by an unwavering commitment to research-driven products and meaningful quantities of therapeutic ingredients. These fundamental standards also serve to define our promise to healthcare practitioners and their patients.

When you choose Designs for Health, you'll be joining a community of healthcare professionals with access to the latest herbal and nutritional therapies, education, functional testing and support.

With you as our focus, our motto is;
Science First
Empower the Practitioner
Education is Key

We welcome you to the Designs for Health family.

Contact details:
Designs for Health Australia
1/418 Pittwater Rd, North Manly NSW 2100
02 9136 6266
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Contact: Jace Harsh (Customer service)

With over 40 years of sterile manufacturing experience, Biological Therapies is at the forefront of sterile nutritional manufacturing. All our products are manufactured under the strict PIC/S Code of GMP (the highest GMP standards). Our focus and commitment is to supply medical practitioners with the highest grade of nutritional medicine available. 

We manufacture a comprehensive range of sterile injections that include:
Vitamin C Injections | B Complex Injections | Vitamin B12 Injections | Vitamin B1 Injections

We also manufacture a specialised range of oral liquid supplements targeting the needs and requirements of medical practitioners, these include:
Vitamins A, D & E Oral Liquid | Vitamins A & E Oral Liquid | Vitamn D3 Oral Liquid | Magnesium Complex Oral Liquid | Micro-Minerals Oral Liquid | Zinc Oral Liquid

To support medical practitioner needs we also manufacture specific sterile and non-sterile products on patient named prescription; please contact us about your specific requirements.

Biological Therapies ONLY:

  • Manufactures products to the strict standards of European PIC/S Code of GMP.
  • Produces low allergy products with the minimal use of excipients.
  • Sources the highest grades of raw materials that are recognised and licensed by the TGA.
  • Provides the highest standards of customer service.

Contact Details:
Biological Therapies
P.O. Box 702, Braeside VIC 3195
03 9587 3948
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Contact: Sharon Kerr


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